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After exiting Fulton Trump case, Nathan Wade has a lot to say

A pending appeal in the election interference case hasn’t stopped the former special prosecutor’s media blitz.

Atlanta school board taps Tennessee educator as next superintendent

Bryan Johnson, a former superintendent of the Hamilton County school district in Chattanooga, is the Atlanta school board’s sole finalist for superintendent.

Marietta's Jaylen Brown shares emotional tibute to grandma after NBA Finals MVP win

The Celtics won the NBA Championship and Jaylen Brown was named NBA Finals MVP.

Justin Ross Harris, accused in son’s hot car death, released from prison

Justin Ross Harris, the Georgia man accused of leaving his 22-month-old son Cooper to die in his hot SUV a decade ago, has been released from the state prison system and trans...

Atlanta Influencers

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Despite possible TikTok ban, Atlanta influencers remain optimistic

Diversifying income and platforms the key to navigating an industry in flux.

How ‘Atlanta Influences Everything’ became the city’s rallying cry

Slogan “Atlanta Influences Everything” captures the city’s culture, the concept originated with three friends: Bem Joiner, Ian Ford and Tory Edwards.

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Metro & State News

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Man beaten to death in downtown Atlanta, police say

The victim’s name has not been released, but he was described as being 40 to 50 years old.

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Food giant Cargill to hire 400 tech workers at new Atlanta office hub

Agriculture producer said the Atlanta workers will focus on bolstering the global supply chain and food sustainability.

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City votes to extend freeze on Atlanta Medical Center property

The medical facility has been shuttered since October 2022.

Books With Georgia Ties

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DeKalb CEO explores Oglethorpe’s anti-slavery stance in new biography

Father of Georgia’s gravestone in England inspired Michael L. Thurmond’s research.

From corporate law to crime thrillers, Atlanta author likes to right wrongs

Atlanta crime novelist Wanda Morris' latest thriller uncovers dirty real estate dealings on the Georgia coast.

Leo Frank case inspires novel that blends history and magical realism

Maggie Nye's novel 'The Curators' inspired by Leo Frank case.

OBITUARY

Georgia author’s background found life in stories

Georgia writer rose from poverty in Columbus

YSL Gang Trial

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Young Thug’s attorney accuses judge of joining ‘prosecutors’ team’

Brian Steel’s requests for mistrial, judge’s recusal denied.

Meet the marathon-running lawyer representing Young Thug

Before he was hired by Grammy winner Young Thug in what has become the state’s longest trial, Brian Steel had established himself as one of the top criminal defense attorneys

Timeline: The YSL trial in Atlanta

Atlanta rapper Young Thug has been the focus of one of the most complex trials in Georgia’s history since his arrest in May 2022.

VP Harris Back in Atlanta

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VP Harris to headline Juneteenth party during today's Atlanta visit

The vice president will attend a party after discussing gun violence with hip-hop star Quavo at his summit. A Juneteenth event in Atlanta will also open a new campaign office.

Rules set for Biden and Trump presidential debate in Atlanta

When Joe Biden and Donald Trump debate at CNN in Atlanta, Microphones will be muted during the debate except for the candidate whose turn it is to speak, and the candidates ca

Will Black men in Georgia vote for Biden or stay home?

Sunday’s visit to by President Biden to Atlanta's Morehouse College could be a key moment to galvanizing support among Black voters.

Recap of last week's visit: At Atlanta stop, VP Harris again plays to the party’s base

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Metro Atlanta

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Young Thug’s attorney accuses judge of joining ‘prosecutors’ team’

Rapper Young Thug’s defense lawyer says the judge presiding over the musician’s gang and racketeering trial in Atlanta should be disqualified from the case after last week’s s

Developers chosen to give old Georgia Dome site a mixed-use makeover

The development team behind The Battery in Cobb County has been selected to build an entertainment district on the 11-acre lawn in the shadow of Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Inaugural Scandinavian Airlines flight renews Atlanta-Copenhagen link

Scandinavian Airlines launches its first flights in Atlanta.

Georgia

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Food giant Cargill to hire 400 tech workers at new Atlanta office hub

The country’s largest privately held food producer announced Tuesday it is opening a new digital hub in Atlanta, which will employ 400 workers focused on supply chain reliabil...

Hyundai to build top-selling EV model at Georgia factory

The Hyundai factory under construction near Savannah, Georgia will be the North American manufacturing home of the IONIQ 5, the South Korean automaker’s most popular electric ...

Immigration detention surges in Georgia, up 50% from 2023

Opinion

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OPINION

The rising worry over far-right terrorism

A man stands accused of targeting Atlanta for a mass shooting to spark a race war. We should worry.

06/18 Mike Luckovich: Creative editing

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Georgia Elections

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Rockdale runoff candidate has a ‘D’ by her name, but Dems fear it means deception

Democratic leaders worry former GOP legislator JaNice VanNess could be trying to fool voters in a race to lead a deep-blue metro Atlanta county.

As District 2 race goes to runoff, Cobb County map awaits court date

Early voting in the runoff election between Cobb County Commission District 2 Democratic candidates begins this week while the map establishing the district lines remains in l...

Gwinnett school board candidates square off in runoffs Tuesday

The elections could shift the balance of power in Georgia’s largest school district, where the five-member board has frequently been split on major issues.

Runoff rivals in deep-red west Georgia vow not to be the next Greene

A preview of the Georgia June 18 runoff for U.S. Congress in District 3.

Latest politics

Georgia

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Polls open for Georgia runoffs for Congress, Capitol and local races

Runoff elections in Georgia on Tuesday will settle primary contests for Congress, the General Assembly and local offices. Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

VP Harris to headline Juneteenth party during Tuesday Atlanta visit

Vice President Kamala Harris will headline a Juneteenth Block Party for her reelection bid during a stop in Atlanta on Tuesday, in addition to a conversation with Quavo at the...

Georgia poultry industry icon Abit Massey dies

US

Rules set for Biden and Trump presidential debate in Atlanta

When Joe Biden and Donald Trump debate at CNN in Atlanta, Microphones will be muted during the debate except for the candidate whose turn it is to speak, and the candidates ca

Jan. 6 investigation lingers as 2024 election nears

More than three and a half years have passed since the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S.

At Atlanta stop, VP Harris again plays to the party’s base

Bulldogs

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Former UGA football coach opens up about his addiction, plans for future

Former UGA assistant football coach Scott Cochran had kept his yearslong addiction to painkillers a secret before he was forced to resign from his $500,000-a-year coaching pos

Charlie Condon becomes first Georgia Bulldogs player to win Dick Howser Trophy

Georgia basketball will play host to Notre Dame in December

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Jaylen Brown gets dream hug from grandmother before winning NBA Finals MVP

The Celtics won the NBA Championship and Jaylen Brown was named NBA Finals MVP.

Atlanta TV sports listings

A look at the TV listings for major sporting events for Atlanta today and this week.

Landry Fields says Hawks likely to keep No. 1 overall pick and make selection

Food & Dining

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Plantbaed Cafe brings plant-based menu with burgers, pizza and more to Vinings

Anne Onyeneho opened Plantbaed Cafe in Atlanta's Vinings area in 2024 after releasing a cookbook and meal prep service of the same name.

This five-spice treat in Doraville rivals Southern fried chicken

There is an audible crunch when you bite into the jipai, a massive slab of chicken, at Java Saga. The made-to-order cutlets come to you salty, crispy and piping hot.

Stock Up: 3 suggestions for your Fourth of July meals

Can your Independence Day celebration be complete without barbecue sauce, pimento cheese and sausages to grill?

Where to watch, eat and drink during the AJC Peachtree Road Race

So you didn't step up your game this year to train for the AJC Peachtree Road Race.

Lifestyle

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Zumba inspires big dreams for Suwanee woman with Down syndrome

Study: New fathers should be screened for postpartum depression, too

Most experts estimate around 10% of dads will experience PPD in the months after their child is born

U.S. surgeon general calls for social media warning labels

Dr. Vivek Murthy proposes implementing tobacco-style warning labels on social media platforms to tackle youth mental health crisis

Arts & Culture

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From corporate law to crime thrillers, Atlanta author likes to right wrongs

Atlanta crime novelist Wanda Morris' latest thriller uncovers dirty real estate dealings on the Georgia coast.

DeKalb CEO explores Oglethorpe’s anti-slavery stance in new biography

DeKalb County CEO Michael L. Thurmond pens book on James Oglethorpe.

Heat Check: Atlanta Spanglish singer Chicocurlyhead is in his own lane

Entertainment

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Meet Georgia QVC star Kim Gravel at Chateau Elan June 22

Q from ‘Impractical Jokers’ promises no sense of maturity on current tour

Q of "Impractical Jokers" tells about his weaknesses saying inappropriate things to women that is often his downfall on the show.

LISTEN

CNN’s Kaitlan Collins gives insight into Nathan Wade interview

CNN's Kaitlan Collins talks to "Politically Georgia" about her interview with Nathan Wade, a former special prosecutor in the Georgia Trump case.

Health

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EXCLUSIVE

Emory Healthcare announces $100 million in raises for 17,000 employees

As Emory Healthcare’s financial picture brightens after immense financial strain during the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare system is committing to $100 million in employee ...

At N. Georgia United Methodists’ annual meeting, disaffiliations not on agenda

New holistic center offers alternative therapy to help ease sickle cell pain

Travel

U.S. State Department reopens online passport renewal portal

3 Florida vacation spots and why you should visit them

When planning your next trip to the Sunshine State, don’t overlook these three vacation spots

It’s not Jurassic Park, but Colorado has many dinosaur destinations

Here are 10 places across Colorado where you can walk literally in the footsteps of long necks, see rare discoveries and even join an excavation

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Liberty County School System bans cell phones during class

The Liberty County school officials say children will be less distracted and more focused on learning without their personal mobile devices.

Albany-area military recruiters seek next generation of nation’s warriors

Tech Sgts. Payden Forkum and David Spriggs discuss the importance of recruiting enlistees in southwest Georgia.

RIP, original World of Coca-Cola

The original World of Coca-Cola pavilion in Downtown Atlanta, built in 1990 and vacant for nearly 20 years, was demolished this week.

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Investigations

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Kemp hires consultants to examine troubled state prison system

Ahead of a federal investigation of Georgia's state prisons, Gov. Kemp hires consultants to assess the agency amid record violence and murders.

What we know about the Georgia prison where a worker was shot to death by an inmate

Kitchen worker shot at Ga. prison had personal relationship with inmate who killed her

Former GDC employees point to potential security gaps that could allow someone to smuggle a gun into the prison.

Photos

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PHOTOS: Atlanta police investigate a deadly beating in downtown

Police investigate a homicide at the intersection of Peters Street and Ted Turner Drive in downtown Atlanta on Tuesday.

Photos: Braves edge Tigers in first of three-game series

Monday night baseball at Truist Park against the opponent from the American League.

PHOTOS: Massive Newnan house fire leaves 6 dead, including 3 children

A massive fire ravaged a Newnan home, killing three children and three others Monday morning, the Coweta County Coroner's Office confirmed.